May 17, 2005

Inspired by a Steven Riddle Post

I wonder how much of the Crucifixion was for purpose of atonement and how much was simply the dramatic gesture of showing that the love he taught wasn't merely words. Was part of his death not because of our sins per se but our difficulty in conceiving his ability to love us? It seems that the blood-sweat in the garden of Gethsemane was a visible measure of love, his Blood already willing to be outside himself and within us.

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